I extracted my own tooth that needed to be pulled. It actually took a couple of hours and I bled small amounts in the 3 hours. When I finally did get it out I did not bleed at all & immediately packed it with gauze - the gauze still has no blood. Does this mean I will have (or do have) dry socket?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - March - 2013, at 06:19 AM

  • Gauge piece should be there for just 30 minutes after the normal extraction and the gauge should be sterlised. If you have pain and swelling in that area or when you remove the gauge piece you dislodge the blood clot then  you may develop a dry socket. The way you have pulled out the tooth and put the gauge piece, it can infect the socket. So it is better you go to dentist and get is examined and take all  the precautions and follow the instructions given by dentist. For more info on do's and don'ts after tooth extraction you can read this article in our website.... http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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